Should You Use A Carousel?

Carousels are this decade’s <blink> tag.

Carousels, also known as ‘sliders’ or ‘slideshows’ on your home page give the appearance of excitement and dynamics. Apparently, however, they accomplish nothing, and anything you put inside them tends to get ignored by your visitors. I am guilty of having built many websites with carousels on the homepage, and for a while I thought they were a good idea, but I still had in the back of my mind somewhere that they were just not a very smart way to present content. Now the evidence is appearing to confirm this.

Check this out for a good explanation and some examples.

About Will Chatham

Will Chatham is the Security Assessment Engineer for Arbor Networks. Since Netscape 2.0, he has worked in a wide array of environments including non-profit, corporate, small business, and government. He started as a web developer, moved into Linux system administration, and ultimately found his place as a security professional. Having most recently conquered the OSCP certification, Will continues to hack his way into various things in an effort to make them more secure.
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